Dizziness and Motion Sickness

Position Statement: Electrocochleography

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Electrocochleography (ECoG) is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with suspected auditory and bal

Position Statement: Vestibular Myogenic Potential (VEMP) Testing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that Vestibular Evoked Myogenic Potential (VEMP) testing is a useful neurophysiologic test and is medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with su

Position Statement: Rotational (Rotary) Chair Testing

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that the following tests are medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation of certain persons with suspected balance or dizziness disorders:1.

Position Statement: Disorders of Equilibrium and Drivers Licensing Boards

The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery believes that physicians should not be required to report their patients with disorders of equilibrium to drivers licensing boards.

Position Statement: Posturography

The American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery recognizes that the following tests or evaluation tools are medically indicated and appropriate in the evaluation or  therapy of certain persons with suspected balance or dizziness disorder

Position Statement: Vestibular Rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation, or Balance Retraining Therapy, is a scientifically based and clinically valid therapeutic modality for the treatment of persistent dizziness and postural instability due to incomplete compensation after peripheral vestibula

Position Statement: Micropressure Therapy

The Equilibrium Committee of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery and the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery have reviewed the literature with respect to micropressure therapy

Otology Outcome Tool: UCLA-DQ

UCLA Dizziness Questionnaire (UCLA-DQ)DescriptionEvaluates the impact of frequency and severity on the patients' daily activities, on the quality of life, and on the fear of becoming dizzyTargeted ageAdultsItems (Domains)5 (N/A)Estimated Completion T

Clinical Practice Guideline: Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

This Clinical Practice Guideline is currently undergoing an update.Update Leadership: Neil Bhattacharyya, MD (Chair), Samuel P. Gubbels, MD, FACS (Assistant Chair), Seth R.

Research Gaps - Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

As determined by the panel's review of the literature, assessment of current clinical practices, and determination of evidence gaps, research needs were determined as follows: Conduct prospective epidemiological studies of the incidence, prevalence,